AIR: Sailors Aloft

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Like a poker lying in a bed of coals, one of the biggest issues in U.S. defense last week slowly reached cherry-red heat. Congress, press and public all obviously had an itch to take a hand in settling the question of whether the U.S. air forces should be taken from the Army and Navy, and set up as an independent air command.

It was a technical question which many a U.S. citizen did not fully understand, but it was also so important that any citizen was justified in demanding a proper solution—particularly...